Farah Ahmedi published her first book when she was a junior in high school. She lives outside of Chicago.
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An interview with Farah Ahmedi, the winner of The Story of My Life, a project of ABC-TV and Simon & Schuster.
This interview is reproduced with the kind permission of Doris Booth of Authorlink.com. It took place before Farah was announced as the overall winner of the contest.
Everyone has a story to tell, but few have the resources and connections to
find a publisher and an audience. For the three lucky finalists of The Story of
My Life contest, however, their stories are being publicized nationwide as Simon
Spotlight Entertainment, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, teams up with ABC-TV's
Good Morning America to discover a first-time author of a compelling American
Three finalists have been chosen from among 5,000 essay entries and have appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and 20/20. They are Betty Ferguson, a mother who forgave her daughter's killer; Mercedes Florencia Brudnicki, a sister whose brother was trapped in Castro's Cuba; and Farah Ahmedi, an Afghan girl who lost her leg to a landmine. The American public voted and chose Farah's story.
Farah Ahmedi, a 17-year-old girl whose childhood in Afghanistan was filled with horror and sadness. ...
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